Thursday, January 9, 2014

Republicans Want to Show They Too Care About Poverty – So Here is Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s Solution

Somebody Cue the 19th Century - You're Back on Stage Again

The Republican Party is trying to claim the anti-poverty issue, when in fact what they have done for 30 years or so is claim the anti-poor people issue.  Here is Maine Gov. and all around crank Paul LePage getting into the act.

January 08, 2014

LePage Says Children Should Work

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told a trade show audience that 12-year-olds should be allowed to work in Maine, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Said LePage: "We don't allow children to work until they're 16, but two years later, when they're 18, they can go to war and fight for us. That's causing damage to our economy. I started working far earlier than that, and it didn't hurt me at all. There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old."

(Our Thanks to Taegan Goddard!)

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